The Secret History of Rock: Episode 004

05 November 2011:  Surly Southerners






  1. The Retro Phenomenon
  2. Medical Mysteries of Music
  3. Deconstructing One Hit Wonders
  4. 1980
  5. The Tricky Issue of Sampling
  6. Useless Information


  1. Blitzkrieg Bop/The Ramones
  2. I Melt With You/Modern English
  3. Baker Street/Foo Fighters
  4. Smells Like Teen Spirit/Nirvana
  5. Song 2/Blur
  6. Eat My Brain/Odds
  7. Mexican Radio/Wall of Voodoo
  8. C’Mon Eileen/Dexys Midnight Runners
  9. In the Meantime/Spacehog
  10. Games Without Frontiers/Peter Gabriel
  11. Turning Japanese/Vapors
  12. Something on My Mind/Teenage Head
  13. E=MC2/Big Audio Dynamite
  14. Scooby Snacks/Fun Lovin’ Criminals
  15. Bittersweet Symphony/The Verve
  16. Walk on the Wild Side/Lou Reed
  17. Scar Tissue (Live)/Red Hot Chili Peppers

Next week: Soundtrack songs, bad career moves, censorship, 1977 and album artwork.

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Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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